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UK hints at long Brexit delay with option to leave as soon as deal approved

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 6:00pm
Britain could ask the European Union for a long Brexit delay that gives the option to leave as soon as a divorce deal is approved by parliament, finance minister Philip Hammond indicated on Wednesday.

Brexit delay law approved by UK's House of Commons

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 5:58pm
The lower house of the British parliament on Wednesday approved legislation which would force Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a Brexit delay to prevent a potentially disorderly departure on April 12 without a deal.

Pele hospitalized in Paris with urinary infection - friend

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 5:50pm
Brazilian soccer great Pele was hospitalized in Paris with a strong fever but his condition is not life-threatening and he should be released "within a couple of days," one of his long-time friends said on Wednesday.

U.S. chip stocks surge on trade deal hopes, Wall Street edges up

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 5:28pm
U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday, extending a strong start to the quarter as a rally among chipmaker shares provided a boost to the broader market on growing hopes of a trade deal between Washington and Beijing.

PM May's government could lose five cabinet ministers over Brexit gambit: The Sun

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 4:48pm
As many as 15 ministers in Prime Minister Theresa May's government are on the edge of resigning over her Brexit talks with the opposition Labour Party, The Sun newspaper reported.

Boeing's new 737 MAX flight control system 'seems foolproof': Norwegian CEO

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 4:41pm
Boeing's new MCAS flight control system for its 737 MAX aircraft appears foolproof, Norwegian Air Chief Executive Bjoern Kjos said on Wednesday after visiting the plane maker in Seattle.

May's talks with Labour on breaking Brexit deadlock likely to fail, Times quotes source

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 4:39pm
British Prime Minister Theresa May's talks with the opposition Labour Party on breaking the deadlock over Brexit are likely to fail, The Times newspaper quoted an unidentified Whitehall source as saying.

Britain faces a long delay to Brexit, Hammond says: ITV

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 4:17pm
Britain will have to agree a long delay to Brexit and prepare for participation in European parliamentary elections in late May, finance minister Philip Hammond was quoted as saying by ITV's political editor.

DUP lawmaker hints at supporting a customs union post-Brexit: BBC correspondent

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 4:04pm
A lawmaker from the Northern Irish party which props up Prime Minister Theresa May's government appeared to hold out the prospect of the party supporting Britain's membership of a post-Brexit customs union, a BBC correspondent said.

Stocks up on hopes for U.S.-China trade, soft Brexit

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 3:11pm
World stocks climbed for a fifth session on Wednesday on optimism over U.S.-China trade talks and for a softer British exit from the European Union, while oil prices retreated after an unexpected rise in inventories.

Democratic 2020 contenders make pitch to black activists

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 9:23am
Democratic presidential contenders will make a direct appeal to black activists at a New York conference starting on Wednesday as they intensify their push for African-American support in the early stages of the 2020 race for the White House.

Boeing software re-engaged before Ethiopian crash: sources

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 9:21am
Boeing anti-stall software forced down the nose of a doomed Ethiopian jet even after pilots had turned it off, sources told Reuters on Wednesday, as investigators scrutinize the role played by technology and crew in the fatal March 10 crash.

Brexit gamble: UK's May to meet opposition leader to seek a deal

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 9:14am
British Prime Minister Theresa May was set to seek a Brexit compromise with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday, a gamble that could see a European Union divorce deal finally clear parliament but also tear her party apart.

So far, so good for British bonds as Brexit storm rages

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 9:14am
For all the Brexit tumult, one thing that has remained strong and stable -- to borrow a phrase Prime Minister Theresa May once used to describe her leadership -- is demand for British government debt.

American woman kidnapped from Ugandan national park: police

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 9:00am
An American woman and her Ugandan driver have been kidnapped from Queen Elizabeth National Park in southwest Uganda by gunmen demanding a ransom of $500,000, police said on Wednesday.

FDA warns of seizure risk in some users of e-cigarettes

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 8:53am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned of the potential safety risks from the use of e-cigarettes after it found certain users had suffered from seizures.

Wall Street rises at open on trade optimism

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 8:46am
U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday, resuming a rally after a pause in the previous session, fueled by optimism over trade talks with Beijing and as China's economy showed new signs of recovery.

Irish PM says thinks EU leaders open to further Brexit extension

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 8:26am
Ireland believes European Union leaders are open to granting a British request to further delay its exit from the bloc, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday.

'White power' graffiti defaces historic Tennessee civil rights site

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 8:23am
Racist graffiti was painted in the parking lot of a Tennessee social justice center that hosted giants of the 1960s U.S. civil rights movement, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks, it said on Tuesday.

UK lawmaker Letwin says Brexit delay law will give PM May backing in request to EU

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 8:19am
British Conservative lawmaker Oliver Letwin said on Wednesday that legislation he hopes to pass to force Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a delay to Brexit will give her backing in her request to the European Union.